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The grace of kings, Ken Liu

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The grace of kings
Title
The grace of kings
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Ken Liu
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eng
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"The Grace of Kings, the first book in this epic series, tells the story of two men who become friends through rebelling against tyranny and then turn against each other in defense of irreconcilable ideals. Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, soaring battle kites, underwater boats, magical books, shapeshifting gods, and scaled whales who seem to prophesy the future. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, the two find themselves the leaders of two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice"--
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Title
The grace of kings
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Warrior Mata Zyndu, scion of his once-powerful Clan, believes that it is his destiny to rule. His best friend, wily bandit Kuni Garu, just wants to get rich and have a grand time doing so. Although they bond during the rebellion against the empire, their different goals and philosophies will ultimately make them bitter adversaries. Author Ken Liu has won Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy awards for his short fiction and his translations (most notably of Cixin Liu's The Three-Body Problem). This 1st book in the Dandelion Dynasty series, which vividly evokes the politics and culture of China's Han dynasty, marks his novel-writing debut. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Award
Locus Award for First Novel, 2016.
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10409873
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.I927
LC item number
G73 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
The dandelion dynasty
Series volume
bk. 1
Target audience
adult
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Ken Liu
The grace of kings, Ken Liu
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ocn881439668
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
623 pages
Isbn
9781481424271
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881439668

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